Augusta's Social Security office cuts hours

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The Augusta Social Security office will be cutting back its hours, starting Monday.

The office will be reducing its hours by 30 minutes each weekday. Its new public hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Starting Jan. 2, the office will be closed Wednesdays.

The hours will not change for employees. According to a news release, the shorter public window will allow employees more time to complete face-to-face interviews and process claims work without working overtime.

Reduced funding by Congress under the continuing resolution for the first six months of the fiscal year makes it impossible for the agency to provide overtime as it has in the past, the release said.

In addition, the office will be closed the day after Thanksgiving this year so employees can focus on backlogged workloads.

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Retired Army
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Retired Army 11/14/12 - 12:14 pm
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Wow!

Can't believe all the "True Believers" haven't jumped all over this.

And for those of you who think SS just hands out oodles of cash to undeserving undocumented folks, all I can say is that you must not have delt with them. Geez, the hoops I had to jump through to get my Social Security up and running after over 50 years of paying into it was maddening but, enlightening.

Note, DDForm 214, picture Military ID and picture Georgia drivers liscence can all be left at home. They don't matter a whit.

Thank God, Ireland made it fairly easy for me to get a new birth certificate via the Internet and Homeland Security was able to replace my Naturalization certificate that the Army had disposed of upon my retirement.

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Gage Creed 11/14/12 - 08:56 pm
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Another shining example......

Another shining example......

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/15/12 - 10:24 am
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Don't know your issues?
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I am a WASP. Called the number from the website. The office behind Best Buys called with an appointment. Arrived. The armed deputy checked me into the system and I got a number. I was called back at the appointment time. I had all of the papers and more listed on the website. A very nice lady signed me up and the checks started coming.

My wife who did not have 40 quarters signed up for her SS totally online with my service years and payments. No problemo?

We together have retrieved all of my payments. Now we are collecting the unpaid compound interest.

Interestingly the demographic group that collects the least "paid into SS plan benefits" are African American males who do not live long to start collecting. This is however overwhelmingly offset by the SS and SSI payments to those and their dependents who never paid a penny into any plan.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/15/12 - 10:27 am
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Medicare has not been a problem either?
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Some insurance providers have caused problems. Maybe is right living?
Medicare would have been the logical option for a national all inclusive medical plan. Laws, structure and staff already in place.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 11/15/12 - 10:32 pm
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Retired Army

I am truly sorry that you - after serving your country, had to have all this circus to be eligible for Social Security. Maybe you should have come in later, and via Mexico??? Utterly disgusting.
I salute you and thank you for your service!!
PS: How dare the Army disposing of your Naturalization Certificate!
I happen to have one - still in my possession and will stay there for posterity! That should have been unlegal!! Make them reissue???

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